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Local architect firm gives students tour of Uptown projects

| April 16, 2018
Local architect firm gives students tour of Uptown projects

At the base of every great building is a solid foundation. For a considerable number of employees at The RBA Group, Inc., that foundation is UNC Charlotte. Charles Trowell, an associate architect at the firm, received his bachelor of architecture from UNC Charlotte in 2017. Trowell is staying true to his 49er roots with his […]

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IFC calls for SOS following national hazing deaths

| March 13, 2018
IFC calls for SOS following national hazing deaths

Last December, Maxwell Gruver, an 18-year-old freshman at Louisiana State University, died during a Phi Delta Theta ritual in which he was forced to drink alcohol. An autopsy found his blood alcohol level was .495 at the time of his death, which is more than six times the legal limit. Gruver is one of four […]

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First-year students find “SAFE” haven

| February 12, 2018
First-year students find “SAFE” haven

Studies show first-generation students are less likely than their peers to graduate in four years or to graduate at all. The Student Advising for Freshman Excellence (SAFE) program is doing its part to close that gap. SAFE is a peer mentoring program designed to help students successfully transition from high school to college. “Peer mentoring […]

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Zero waste initiative expands to Halton Arena

| February 3, 2018
Zero waste initiative expands to Halton Arena

The Zero Waste Program, a collaborative initiative between the Sustainability Office and Recycling, was piloted at three basketball games on Jan. 11, Jan. 27 and Feb. 2 in hopes the program would expand to Halton Arena. At each game, fans connected with staff and volunteers at an informational booth located near concessions. There were three […]

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UNC Charlotte hosts ninth annual ‘49ers 4 Life’ blood drive

| January 27, 2018
UNC Charlotte hosts ninth annual ‘49ers 4 Life’ blood drive

On Jan. 23, the American Red Cross held the ninth annual 49ers 4 Life blood drive at UNC Charlotte. The blood drive took place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. Maya Franklin, external communications manager for the American Red Cross Biomedical Services, was excited for another chance to partner […]

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UNC Charlotte honors veterans

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte honors veterans

The Veteran Services Office and the Student Veterans of America sponsored a weeklong celebration to honor veterans Nov. 6 through Nov. 11. Curtis Chancy, president of Student Veterans Association, didn’t task the week long celebration alone. “It was kind of a combined effort from all of the work studies, Student Veterans Association and the Dean […]

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Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuition increases for 2018-2019

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuition increases for 2018-2019

The Tuition and Fees Advisory Board convened last week to discuss and vote on proposed budget recommendations for the 2018-2019 academic year. The board is a body of student leaders, appointed by Chancellor Philip Dubois and Student Body President Tracey Allsbrook, to hear student fee increase requests from a variety of campus administrators and advocate […]

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Inaugural Charlotte Kids Fest finds home at UNC Charlotte

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Inaugural Charlotte Kids Fest finds home at UNC Charlotte

On Oct. 28, hundreds of kids from all walks of life stepped onto a college campus for the first time to participate in the inaugural Charlotte Kid Fest. The merry-go-round event occupied the Charlotte Research Institute (CRI) portion of campus from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The fest included an in-house DJ, food trucks, apparel […]

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Homecoming week kicks off Sunday

| October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Homecoming week kicks off Sunday

Midterm exam scantrons and blue books have been purchased, the declining balance is swiftly declining and pumpkin spice is trending on Twitter. All signaling the month of October, which could mean only one thing for UNC Charlotte- homecoming is among us. For the past four years students, faculty and staff have come together to welcome […]

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The green worms are back like they never left

| October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
The green worms are back like they never left

What on earth is a cankerworm? The small green worms that have been taking innocent dwellers of UNC Charlotte captive in their silky webs of destruction for the last several years. Yes, those cankerworms. With the help of facilities management, UNC Charlotte will be more than ready for the creepy crawlers this spring. On Oct. […]

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